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Malagnoux Michel

CSFD MEMBER
since 2010

Malagnoux Michel

Forestry Specialist : Arid and Semi-arid Zones; Desertification Control, ex-CIRAD (Agricultural Research for Development, France), ex-FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations)

CIRAD

Main activities

• Monitor developments in arid zone reclamation, fuel wood production, sand dune fixation, shelterbelt and greenbelt establishment, including physical and socio-economic surveys, site diagnosis, species selection, nursery and plantation techniques, maintenance, water harvesting practices in the light of new developments in tree and grass ecology and conservation engineering
• Transfer this knowledge to national and field staff through manuals, training courses, expert consultations and meetings
• Actively participate in community forestry programmes, particularly those to be undertaken in arid and semi-arid zones
• Cooperate with multi and bilateral, as well as national projects in the dry zones and represent the Organization at international meetings in this field
• Provide technical backstopping to the FAO field projects related to this field of competence in selecting and recruiting experts and consultants, by advising on the procurement of technical equipment and supplies and in related training activities. Within this framework, I contributed to several important initiatives, processes and activities such as the UNCCD negotiation and implementation, the Low Forest Cover Initiative (LFCC) and the Tehran Process, the Green Wall for the Sahara (African Union Initiative), TerrAfrica, and to a long list of projects.

(Co-)author of the following CSFD document(s)


The African Great Green Wall project

CSFD Topical issue • 2012

The African Great Green Wall project

What advice can scientists provide?


The African Great Green Wall project

CSFD Topical issue  • 2011

The African Great Green Wall project

What advice can scientists provide? A summary of published results

Contact

CSFD
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Agropolis International
1000 avenue Agropolis
F-34394 Montpellier CEDEX 5 •  France
Tel.: +33 (0)4 67 04 75 44 • email: csfd@agropolis.fr




Comité Scientifique Français de la Désertification

CSFD
Agropolis International
1000 avenue Agropolis
F-34394 Montpellier CEDEX 5 •  France
Tel.: +33 (0)4 67 04 75 44 • email: csfd@agropolis.fr